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Kelso Sturgeon has been a professional handicapper for 40 years and has a deep understanding of all facets of the game, be it football, basketball, baseball or horse racing. He's worked as a football scout in the SEC and studied under Hall of Fame coaches like Alabama's Bear Bryant, winner of five national titles and Hank Stram of the Kansas City Chiefs, who won the 1970 Super Bowl. He's been a Regional Sports Editor for the Associated Press, worked as a successful jockey agent and authored several books teaching people how to be a handicapper, including the bestseller, THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SPORTS BETTING. Kelso also understands that to be a successful handicapper means knowing the business of gambling, and to that end he is personal friends with most of the big linesmakers in Las Vegas and gets the daily scoop on what is happening on the other side of the counter. There is no one better qualifed to be your personal handicapper than Kelso Sturgeon.

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Around FCS: Weber State unravels on final play

Ogden, UT (Sports Network) - It is amazing how one play at the end of a game can change someone's perspective about success and failure.

When Montana State stopped a fourth-down option play from the one-yard line, Bobcats players were comparing their 26-21 victory over No. 11 ranked Weber State to a 2006 win against Colorado, when some of them were freshmen, and saying that this triumph felt better.

MSU coach Rob Ash was putting the game into the prospective of a milestone that signified a major demarcation in the Bobcat program.

"It's huge for us," Ash said of just the second win over a ranked opponent since he has coached at Montana State. "We started two and a half years ago trying to build a program from the ground up and trying to do things the right way."

The Bobcats (3-1 overall, 2-0 in the Big Sky Conference) beat Northern Arizona last season when the Lumberjacks were in The Sports Network Top-25 poll. And with this victory, Montana State is likely to find itself back in TSN's national rankings on Monday.

"That is huge for their program," said a disappointed Weber State running back Trevyn Smith, who rushed for 148 yards on 31 carries, the first time he had run for 100 yards against the Bobcats in his decorated career. "They came in as underdogs and won."

Smith launched himself at the goal line for a three-yard gain on third and goal with 28 seconds left, but a hit from MSU free safety Michael Rider left Smith just short of the goal line.

"I thought I was going to get in when I jumped," said Smith. "I'm disappointed with myself."

Nearly everyone in the stadium expected Smith to get the ball again on fourth down, but instead the Wildcats lined up with quarterback Cameron Higgins (28- of-45, 337 yards, two TDs, three interceptions passing) in shotgun formation as Smith and freshman Bo Bolan lined up on either side of him.

"I thought they would give it to their big guy, their All-American, their all- everything," said Montana State running back Aaron Mason (22 carries, 138 yards, two TDs rushing).

Instead, Smith was the decoy.

Higgins faked the dive, ran to the left and pitched the ball to Bolan, who was swarmed by defensive end John Laidet and several other members of the Bobcat defense. The Bobcat offense came on with 20 seconds remaining, knelt down twice and ended the game after Higgins had led the Wildcats 79 yards in nine plays in a nearly three-minute-long drive to get them to the one.

"We had the pitch covered on the eight-yard line and we had about five guys flying to the ball," said MSU cornerback Cory Nichol.

Weber State left the field in stunned disbelief that it had somehow let another significant win slip through its fingertips. A week after feeling the euphoria of a victory in the final seconds, the Wildcats were experiencing very opposite emotions in the loss to Montana State.

"If you can't find a way to get into the end zone on fourth and one, you don't deserve to win," Weber State coach Ron McBride said. "It's not acceptable to me and it shouldn't be acceptable to the coaches or players."

The Wildcats are arguably one of the most talented teams in FCS, particularly on offense, but Weber State has played repeatedly on the edge throughout the 2009 season.

There was a seven-point, 29-22 loss at Wyoming in the season opener, a game the Wildcats most likely would have won, if Higgins hadn't thrown five interceptions.

The 24-23 loss to Colorado State a week later was even more discouraging when a bad center exchange on third down from the Ram nine with 42 seconds remaining killed Weber State's almost certain victory.

Higgins, like Smith, a Walter Payton Award candidate, regained some of his magic last week at Portland State when he engineered a six-play, 84-yard drive in the final minute and hit Tim Toone with a 38-yard scoring pass with 17 seconds left to win the game, 36-29.

The Stewart Stadium crowd of 6,112 was wild with excitement, expecting another comeback, but the Wildcat fans went silent after Bolan was stopped with a four- yard loss.

"This is the second game we have thrown in the garbage pail," said McBride. "You've got a pretty ideal situation there first and goal at the six and you can't put it in."

It was a day where Montana State found a way to stay in the game for an entire afternoon and then made a single play to finish off the win.

"Statistically, we had everything we need (a 469-360 advantage in total offense), but the telling stat is turnovers (four) and 3-of-7 in the red zone," McBride explained. "We thought we should be able to walk in from there. It didn't work. It's a call you have to live with for a lifetime."

Smith, however, reflected on the entire game, rather than that final, offensive play.

"We didn't lose that game because of the last play," Smith said. "We lost that game because of four quarters of football. We made too many mistakes."

Now with a 2-3 overall record and a 2-1 mark in conference, the Wildcats are probably one loss away from playoff extermination and a shot at another Big Sky title, heading into a contest at No. 17-ranked Eastern Washington next Saturday.

"Its basically up to me and how I handle this thing," McBride said. "I've got to get myself together and I've to reignite them. Hopefully the team is upset."

Montana State, meanwhile, seemed invigorated by the win and energized at what the victory might do for the rest of the season.

"It's a big statement, said Bobcat linebacker Chase Gazzero. We're here to win the conference."

What a difference one play made, indeed.

"I was a nervous wreck out there (at the end), my guts were in knots," Gazzero explained. "We gave up some yards and Weber State is a great team, but it was our red zone play that made the difference."

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